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“What decisions and policy actions by business and government leaders?”


11 October 2016, Tuesday, 09:00 am to 17.00 pm

Lütfi Kırdar International Convention Center, Dolmabahçe B Hall, Harbiye, Istanbul- Turkey


Mehmet_OgutcuMehmet ÖĞÜTÇÜ

Chairman, The Bosphorus Energy Club


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murat_mercanMurat MERCAN

Chairman, WEC Turkey National Committee

  • Maroš Šefčovič, Vice-President in charge of Energy Union, “The External Dimensions of the European Energy Union Strategy: The Road Map”
  • Tony Hayward, Chairman, Genel Energy plc, “What is the future for hydrocarbons in the next 10 years?
  • Michael Ancram, 13th Marquess of Lothian, House of Lords, (Chairman, Global Strategy Forum), “UK: Brexit, Energy Security Priorities and Policy Moves”
  • Sıla Bozok and Emre Dogru, representing Bosphorus Energy Club’s Top 100 Energy Leaders, “What Do Young Leaders in Energy Want?”
11:15-11:45 Coffee Break


11:45 – 13:35

Ian MacDonald, Vice-President, Europe, Eurasia & Middle East, Chevron

Mohammed Al Thani, former Minister of Trade and Economy, Qatar, A “golden age” for LNG in the era of resource abundance?

Tatiana Mitrova, Center on Global Energy Policy, Columbia University, “How will Russia adopt its strategies?”

John Roberts, Energy Security Specialist, METhinks, ‘‘What Future for Gas?’’

Haydar Çolakoğlu, Chairman, Ege Gaz, “A new gas and renewables equation and changing investment flows”

13:35-14:30 Lunch

• Razvan Nicolescu, former Minister of Energy, now a Senior Consultant with Deloitte

• David Merkel, Managing Director, Summit International Advisors (former Director, US National Security Council in the White House), “How to put the US-Turkish relations on a positive agenda track in the post-coup attempt and –
US elections era?”

• Dimiter Bachev, Harward University, “New Dynamics in Russia and Southeast Europe”

• Tolga Bilgin, CEO, Bilgin Energy, ‘‘What risks and upside for renewable energy in the future?’’

• Julian Popov, former Minister of Environment, Bulgaria, and senior fellow, European Climate Foundation, Brussels, “Oil and Gas Pipelines vs. Power Transmission Grids: Overcapacity for Energy Infrastructure?”

Mahmood Khaghani, former Director-General, National Iranian Oil Company, “Caspian Energy Market in Transition: Pushing the boundaries towards energy as a service”

15:30-16:00 Coffee Break

Chris Cook, former director at the International Petroleum Exchange, “Iran: Pipelines vs Cable?”

• Richard Mallinson, Energy Aspects, “China’s Belt and Road Initiative: What Energy Benefits Can We Expect?”

• Kirill Zenin, Local Partner, White & Case, “What’s up in Central Asia”

• Ruya Bayegan, Deputy Chairman, Bayegan & Robert Alpen, Head of Natural Gas, Gunvor, “Opportunities and difficulties in energy trading”

Sanford Henry, Special Projects, Global Resource Partnership, UK, “How would new trading arrangements change energy flows?”


Key Messages for Business and Government Leaders


(Only by invitation)

Venue: Shangri-La Bosphorus Hotel – Ballroom, Sinanpaşa Mah. Hayrettin İskelesi Sok. No.1, Beşiktaş, Istanbul-Turkey

with Club members and special guests, featuring in an off-the-record discussion, hosted by PwC.

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Question for Discussion

  • What has changed in the world energy over the past year, what new developments are anticipated next year: how will they affect our members and countries in the region?
  • The signing of an inter-government agreement on the Turkish Stream with Russia: what new opportunities and challenges it might create for both countries and competing gas projects?
  • What is the update on the Iraqi Kurdish, eastern Mediterranean and Iranian gas? Will TANAP and TAP projects proceed as expected?
  • Turkey’s rapprochement with Russia, Iran and Israel as well as Syrian intervention: how will they affect the foreign policy, security, energy and investment equation?
  • Any realistic hope for European Energy Union? In what ways, EU’s energy vision coincides with those of Turkey, Eurasia and Southeast Europe?
  • Will Africa be able to unleash a new wave of investment flows in the energy sector?
  • China’s “One Belt and One Road” initiative: what is the real scope and how the region’s energy infrastructure can benefit from it?
  • How can we explain the significantly reduced investment in fossil fuels in the global energy system while there is a marked increase in renewable energy and technology? Do we expect a similar trend in Turkey?
  • How will governments and businesses act in view of the excessive regulatory barriers, debt repayment risks, political and security challenges and new technological breakthroughs?
  • Will there be further improvements in promoting nuclear energy?
  • Some recommendations for the government and business leaders

WECThe 23rd World Energy Congress (WEC), the premier international, multi-energy forum, will be held in Istanbul at October 9-13, 2016. The main theme for Congress “Embracing New Frontiers” promises an innovative concept and content. It will bring together more than 10.000 top world leaders in energy.

The Bosphorus Energy Club’s annual meeting will take place in conjunction with the WEC summit as a side event on 11 October, 09:00-17:00, followed by members and special guests only dinner deliberations.

For further details: www.wec2016istanbul.org.tr

Who's Who

  • Mehmet ÖĞÜTÇÜ, | Chairman, The Bosphorus Energy Club

  • Murat MERCAN | Chairman, WEC Turkey National Committee

  • Maros SEFCOVIC | Vice-President in charge of Energy Union

  • Alexey MILLER, Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors, Chairman of the Management Committee, Gazprom

  • Tony HAYWARD | Chairman, Genel Energy plc.

  • Michael ANCRAM, 13th Marquess of Lothian, House of Lords, (Chairman, Global Strategy Forum)

  • John R. BASS, US Ambassador, Turkey

  • Sıla BOZOK, representing Bosphorus Energy Club’s Top 100 Energy Leaders

  • Emre DOĞRU | Representing Bosphorus Energy Club’s Top 100 Energy Leaders

  • Adnan Z. Amin, The Director-General, International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)

  • Ian R. MACDONALD | Vice President, Europe, Eurasia & Middle East, Chevron

  • Mohamed A. ALTHANI, former Minister of Economy and Trade, Qatar

  • Tatiana MITROVA | Center on Global Energy Policy, Columbia University

  • Norbert SCHWIETERS | Partner, Global EU&M and CIPS, PwC

  • John ROBERTS | Energy Security, Specialist, METhinks

  • Mircea GEOANA | former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Romania,

  • David MERKEL | Managing Director, Summit International Advisors (former Director, US National Security Council in the White House)

  • Tolga BİLGİN | CEO, Bilgin Energy

  • Julian POPOV | former Minister of Environment, Bulgaria, and senior fellow, European Climate Foundation, Brussels

  • Mahmood Khaghani | Former Director-General, National Iranian Oil Company

  • Chris COOK | Former Director at the International Petroleum Exchange

  • Richard MALLINSON | Energy Aspects

  • Laura El-KATIRI | Senior Fellow, OCP Policy Center, Morocco

  • Sanford HENRY | Special Project, Global Resource Partnership, UK

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